Finally my current curly hair routine is here! This has been one of my most requested videos. My previous curly hair routine on how to wash and style curly hair is my most popular video of all time.
To be honest my routine hasn’t changed that much in 3 years. I’m using a few different products but the method is similar. I truly believe that while products are amazing at helping your curls, the techniques are just as important to your curl results.
It’s too hard to film in my shower at home, but if you really want to see a video of how I wash my hair, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
With this updated curly hair routine, I’ve included details of the products I recommend and how much to use as well which I hope you’ll find helpful.
If you want to learn how to style your curls & 30 fun ways to wear your hair, you’ll love my ebook – 30 Days of Curly Hairstyles.
Now I’m sure you’re ready see the video so here it is.
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My favourite products for curly hair
Shampoo and conditioner
For this video I used the Darshana shampoo and conditioner. I really love this range and their hair oil as well. You can find Darshana online here and in Australia here.
Crucial to keeping my curly hair looking good are plex treatments. I’ve written a lot about plex treatments here and I love using Olaplex No 3 or Matrix Bond 3.
If your hair is healthy these probably aren’t necessary but if you do a lot of heat styling or colouring your hair I definitely recommend them.
You can find Olaplex here in Australia or here in the USA. Matrix Bond is available in salon or online here.
And this is the only comb I use in the shower – it’s the best.
I love the Shea Moisture masks, especially the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Masque because it gives my hair a really beautiful slip and helps tame any frizz while I’m still in the shower.
The Shea Moisture masks are quite rich and can be heavy in fine hair. You may prefer to use a product like Kinky Curly Knot Today instead or just your regular conditioner.
Shea Moisture is available here in Australia or here in the USA.
Kinky Curly Knot Today is available here in Australia or here in the USA.
Curly Styling Products
If you have been following me for a while, you’ll recognise thee products. I’m still using the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie as a curl cream and then the Taft Mega Styling Gel to stop frizz from forming.
This part of any curl routine can become the most complicated and I’ve got a future post coming on the different types of curl creams and when to use them. And if you have any questions about gel, check out this post on using gel in curly hair.
Shea Moisture Smoothie is available here in Australia or here in the USA.
Taft gel is only available in Australia but try this alternative for the USA.
Previously I have used the ghd Air and the Parlux hairdryers – both of which I still recommend as excellent pro hairdryers. But if your budget can stretch, the Dyson really is far superior. The Dyson diffuser is the best I have ever used and it takes under 10 minutes to dry my hair. It’s definitely an investment but for me, it’s worth it.
You can find the Dyson Supersonic here in Australia and here in the USA.
To control that fluffiness at the end, I finish my hair with either oil or serum. For a long time I’ve loved the Darshana hair oil and you really only need to use a drop of this. A new product I’ve been introduced to is the Marc Anthony Bye Bye Frizz serum which is silicone free.
You can find Darshana online here or in Australia it’s stocked here.
Marc Anthony serum is available here in Australia or in the USA here.
While I don’t strictly follow the Curly Girl Method, all the products I’ve featured do fit within the method. I wore these curls for just normal day but to amp up the volume, I would follow this big curls routine.
Sometimes curly hair routine videos actually raise more questions than answers so if there’s anything that you have a question about, please ask in the comments below.
Also tell me about your curly hair routine! I’m always curious what other curlies do and what products are your favourites.
I’d love to see your hair if you try my routine, please tag me on Instagram or use #hairromance so I can see you.